Acquired by on December 21, 2010
Total Equity Funding
$600k in 1 Round from 7 Investors
San Francisco, California
Fluther is a question-and-answer social community providing solutions to users' inquiries on any topic.
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Company Details


The Fluther team joined Twitter on December 21, 2010, but Fluther continues to exist as an independent product. It is a free Q&A collective that specializes in getting fast answers from the right people.

It accepts questions on any subject, and has a few key differences from other Q&A sites:

  1. Technology: Fluther's matching algorithm sends personalized questions to every user based on their expertise and site usage. It also features real-time interaction, so you can receive answers and follow-up live; each question feels like its own chat room.

  2. Community: Fluther has a high bar for quality and community interaction. There is a team of volunteer moderators to enforce the guidelines, and there are no external incentives for submitting questions and answers (besides increasing your "lurve" score). This leads to a relatively high level of discourse, and a close-knit community. Each user can also follow their own "fluther" of interesting people, enabling more filtering and less noise.

  3. Design: Fluther has a quirky and humorous voice, and an ornate design that has been carefully crafted.

Fluther also has an iPhone web application which allows users to get answers wherever they are.

Funding Rounds (1) - $600k

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Sep, 2009$600k / Seed7

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Competitors (6)

  • Aardvark is a social search engine that allows users to ask questions and receive answers from their extended network.
  • AnswerBag is a social network enabling individuals to ask and answer questions and create polls for various topics.
  • ChaCha is a free mobile Q&A service in the U.S. enabling advertisers and marketers to reach and engage their customers in real-time.
  • FunAdvice is a social question and answer service where anyone 13 or older can sign up, ask questions post advice, share photos and make
  • Wis.dm is a social network based around simple yes/no questions whose vision is to match up potential friends and create interest groups.
  • Yedda is a community-driven question and answer service.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    2431 Mission Street

    San Francisco, California 94110

    United States

Past Team (3)


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